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and republicans that education is the solution to the problem. if we just figure out better to educate our poor kids we could reduce the inequality. and the president today acknowledged that may not be enough. >> the outcomes we're having today, the health care, the budget, reforming our financial systems, all of these things will have a practical effect on americans, i am convinced the decisions we make in the next few years, will determine whether or not america will be the country where children can grow up and have opportunities that are real. >> i have seen you talk about your work in education as fundamentally driven towards precisely the kinds of goals the president talks about today. reducing inequality. expanding social mobility. and i wonder what your take is on how much of that can be achieved through education, while we have seen outside the schools such a massively expanding amount of poor people. >> yeah, i think part of the problem that we have in the debate today is that people think that you either have to solve the problem of poverty through social programs or it is all about
powerful military, but the best education system? not so much. the survey compares thousands of reports from around the world. u.s. students are average in reading and science, below average in math. the u.s. came in 36 out of 65 developed countries between the slovak republican and lithuania. students in shanghai are more than two years ahead of the peers in massachusetts. the u.s. did better in reading, 24th in the world rankings. number one, shanghai again. science, the u.s. came in number 28 on that list. the top performer? you guessed it. shanghai, china. the u.s. will not get the most improved award. the u.s. fell in all three subjects from 2009 to 2012. u.s. education secretary arne duncan says it points a picture of education stagnation. is the u.s. falling behind or is everyone else getting better? i sat down with candy crowley and christiane amanpour and asked why the u.s. is falling behind. >> what is the problem with education? we keep throwing money at it. the interesting statistics are that the u.s. spends a huge amount of money on education, it doesn't spend as much as ot
-year-olds. the u.s. education secretary arnie duncan calling it stagnation. but before we talk about how to fix the problem, let's look deeper. there might be a lotle less her than meets the eye. they're broken down in connecticut, florida, and massachusetts. in connecticut and massachusetts, two of the richest states in the union were students generally perform better than the worldwide average. the policy substitute said that america lags in social testing. if you were to correct for their massive income inequality, the performance is better than it appears. consider that the top issuer in all three categories was shanghai, a result that gave rise to headlines proclaiming china has having the smartest students. they are just 1.7% of china's population. country, essentially forces many of the children of poor workers to leave shanghai for high school. while testing was done three years ago in china's rural areas, the chinese government only allowed the release of shanghai's scores. it underlies almost every conversation we have about conversation and education policy in america. so
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that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than to increase taxes on the wealthy at this point in time because that's been ruled off the table by congressional republicans. if you're going after inequality with those brunt instrument, minimum wage would be easier to do. income in equality, the historical trends are staggering. with respect to fast food wo
in the workshop and educators can get lesson plans to use in the classroom. >> you don't use sugar for any of these things, right? sugar has seen a big decrease in the last five weeks. sugar prices have dropped pretty steadily in the last five weeks. there's nothing surprisingly in the 12 days that uses sugar, right? >> if you remember last year, becky, we had the drought in the summertime which drove up food prices and grain prices. >> right. right. >> which caused the bird costs to go up. this year both energy and food prices are down. >> we were going to play a little music or something so the total price is, did you tell us that already, $27,993.17. up 7.7% this year, joe. >> 7.7. inflation. all right, jim. thank you. >> good to see you. happy holidays. >>> folks, it is cyber monday. that's when people return to work and do some shopping online. we're going to talk about ecommerce prospects when "squawk box" comes right back ♪ ♪ the most wonderful time of the year ♪ capital to make it happen? without the thinking that makes it real? what's a vision without the expertise to execut
that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed. >> we are a better country than this. the president knows. because he's lived the american dream himself. >> i take this personally. i'm only here because this country educated my grandfather on the g.i. bill. my father left and my mom hit hard times trying to raise my sister and me while she was going to school, this country helped make sure we didn't go hungry. when michelle, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary, wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so it drives me as a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the same, the same incredible chance that t
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, whether it's a much bigger or more inclusive middle class including blacks, whether it's better education, but you're absolutely right. the project is not finished. in fact, even particularly amongst the blacks, there is a massive income inequality, one of the biggest in the world. very, very poor people still living in shantytowns and the like while there is also at the same time a very rich and exploding black you know, economic super class. so that is an issue. the issue of corruption is still one that's alive and needs to be tackled. and the issue of education still needs to be tackled. he was very keen on the idea of education. but look, many people will say some of the very important things were not done. and they still have to be finished, but after mandela was released and after those first elections in south africa, so much more of this continent has become democratic. it's not a coincidence. >> christiane, so many world leaders when you talk about the leader of cuba, the united states and europe and african countries, it could not be more diverse. do you think there is a lesson,
, these state budgets like illinois have a choice to make, they will either spend money on education or spend money fulfilling the promises that couldn't be kept -- can't be kept, at the end of the day there is only so much money to go around, we tried to take out more bonds but as a nation our credit ratings are going lower and lower, old way of doing things is not going to work, we have to make real sob o sober at choices, what is the other choice? simply to evice rate spending on roads and brings and education, we are to make the tough choices. neil: there a middle ground, i want to try to -- both of you, slowly bring it in, that is don't make a you know, 180 switch right now, but stagger this in move those with a pension into a 401(k). as much as companies provides not that it is instancetainious. but as things stan now, these unfunded obligations are so staggering no one, no one will be able to pay them promises or not. >> that is voluntary, sure that economy a good solution. neil: like i said. was not voluntary for them, it is we could do something to slowly bring them to this reality,
day of school as was very common under the british education system there. his real name is rolala. >> he went to a methodist school and everyone was given english names -- >> which means -- >> which means it's the branch of a tree -- shaking the branch of a tree but the meaning is troublemaker. >> i love that. >> it's so -- >> that was his birth name, troublemaker was extraordinary. >> when i started working with him, i never, ever heard anyone call him nelson. at the same time, he wasn't president yet. i heard people use his clan name modiba. it shows his background and it's paternal and just stuck. so that's -- everybody called him modiba. >> the courage it took in the 50s, the '60s, this regime that attempted to have absolute control. it's hard i think for anybody who didn't live through those times to understand what this took to oppose and ultimately over throw this regime. >> i didn't live it either. the list of not indignities but the appalling facts of separate life were just -- you cannot believe this happened. i mean, you saw it all, whites and blacks -- >> tremendous, t
. you went to where. >> never mind. >> oh, my god tell me all these educated people on the set what is he trying to say. >> i went to alabama so i can probably explain it better than anybody else. boy that cuts like a knife. >> tell me, what is the concept. >> we don't know how to kick a field goal when we're at the 15 yard line. >> great game. >> is anyone here? >> kicked the ball -- 59 yard kick but we don't kick a 15 yard field goal. anyway, so let me just say there were a lot of people -- i'm going to say two things so you can't jump on me after i say the first thing. okay. >> okay. >> number one i hate to be harold ford everybody told us back in 1996 when we tried to pass welfare reform and limit the number of weeks, months, years people could be on welfare that we were the most cold hearted hateful people of all time and young children would starve and grand mothers would be thrown out in the snow. we were. we were called the most heartless people of all time. we passed it over two bill clinton wes to. he signed at any time third time. most everybody said that it was a great s
be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. to take money from the haves and give it to the have nots, that's not what's best. ♪ >> be off with you! >> christmas is a time of generosi generosity. >> what other secular humanists are peeing on your you'll log. >> convince people saying that jesus would feed the poor which he would. we all know that. but would he impose a system that hurts one group to help another group? >> the top 10 percent no longer takes in one-third of our income. and now takes half. >> hum bug. >> it's this theoretical world that president obama seems to live in. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. did i just hear bill o'reilly say something about people are hurting? that jesus would want to help the poor, but he wouldn't want to hurt anybody else? you mean to tell me that bill o'reilly, who is looking out for us, thinks that the wealthiest americans are hurting right now? oh, i'll tell you what. food stamps, ju
at a good education or that guy over there who i'm not related to has a chance at a decent job and retirement, i'm going to be better off. i'm going to be lifving in a society that is more cohesive and, you know, going to create the kind of future for our kids that we all want. and that, more than anything, is at the core of the debate that i've been having with the republican party over the last several years. it's not just the details of the affordable care act or, you know, the minimum wage. because as i said yesterday in the speech, if you've got better ideas for achieving the same goal, put them out there. i'm not wedded to one particular way of doing things. but the central argument i have is, we do have an a obligation to each other and there are some things that we can do together and, in fact, the big challenges that we have, whether it's immigration, climate change, an economy that works for everybody, i am profession our education system, making college more affordable, competing in the world economy, dealing with questions of war and peace, those are not things that
to be a show of force from new york to san francisco to, quote, reclaim the promise of public education, but an expose in politico shows the growing trouble of the unions around the country. they have lost 7% of its membership since 2009. another decline could plunge member rolls to below 3 million members. >>> the senate has fewer than 179 working hours left in the year and on the docket is an extension of long-term unemployment benefits. senator rand paul is opposed because he says it would do a, quote, disservice to workers. >>> kentucky's other senator mitch mcconnell is warned of bumps. mcconnell's opposition to obama care could haunt him. kentucky is one state with one of the highest enrollments in the program. >>> two reporters getting the go ahead into the world of hillary clinton. jonathan allen and amy parent will be given rare access to clinton insiders for a new book out titled "hrc and the rebirth of hillary clinton." >>> former rnc chairman ed gillespie is considering a run to the senate and considering challenging mark warner next year. republicans have yet to land a top
advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. >> we're expecting federal investigators 0 to release details of the deadly commuter train derailment. abc is told that evidence its pointing to, quote, human error as the cause of the crash. the ntsb found the train's black boxes. just moments ago the ntsb released this new video of the crash scene. official said the train was heading south toward map -- manhattan toward the bronx when several cars jumped the track just before the curve. the bend is marked in red on this map. it has had a long history of troubles. you have to slow down there the speed limit is like 60 before and you have to get down to 35. it's where the hudson and harlem rivers meet. some of the derailed cars flipped on the toe their sides. officials say 150 people were onboard when the wreck happened. four died and more than 60 were hurt. three of them still reported to be in critical condition. laura ingall has been monitoring developments from the bronx this afternoon. what is happening on scene? >> reporter: crews have been using heavy equipment and cran
, correct? >> i work with the best hackers and crypto experts in the world and lucky enough to be educated by them to understand what really happens on internet and kind of information is available to bad guys and good guys making money. all of that was really, that education is what really brought me to build wicker. it's a way for my friends and family to communicate and not have to worry about someone else watching them. lori: so what can you tell me about the technology? essentially data disappears after six days. you can program the time period if you want? >> exactly. in order for a message to truly self-destruction, 2 has to be anonymous, private and secure. we also, forensically wipe everything on the device after it is gone. we delete the metadata and bind the messages to the device. on top of using top secret encryption. lori: could you take a screen grab though. >> that is a really good question. in the version 2.0% releasing this coming week we actually took out the anti-tam perking, anti-screen tab technology because we wanted to prove a point that we always say this is, this
you it is the reality. >> let me give you the reality check and let me educate here, if you like your plan, you can't keep it, cancellation letters are coming. if you like your doctor, a lot of people are losing it. people are not saving $2500 per family per year. all of these promises are not being fulfilled for the majority of americans. >> in your old age you're getting cranky and left in the dust. and mercedes just said -- >> this is beyond the website. >> you know what, we're going to get past the website. >> let's get past the website. the mere fact that the website has been so poorly managed and the fact that we have given this president so much power to control so much of our economy. i mean, one sixth of our economy. and the fact that he has failed, i think he has to be accountable for this. and -- >> well, mercedes, you're right. >> pr is not going to work for the president. >> mercedes, this is bad management, we have to hold the president accountable for what happened with that website. but that is not the whole story. the story is about trying to improve a health care pro
in that shooting. six educators, adults were killed. you're in touch with the families. a year later, how are they doing? >> well, i think you know, i would be reluctant to speak for and declare anyone exactly what exactly is happening for any individual families, but i think what i say about newtown is in fact, i've been recently quoting some lyrics from leonard cohen that there's a crack income everything. but that's how the light gets in. and i think newtown we're cracked. you know? this has affected all of us very deeply and especially our families that lost loved ones. and so we're cracked. but also out of that, those cracks we see light that is both coming inning to people's lives and also being shared by people's lives. we think that the story for many of our families as well as many of the citizens can of new town is that we are finding ways to be kind to each other, to encourage each other. finding ways to make a difference out of the circumstances wiljust were beyond imagination for most of us. and i think there's a real power there. but day by day, you know, it's one step at a
his education initiatives and other measures. back to you. ashley: peter barnes, thank you so much. >> you bet. tracy: let's get a quick reaction on these markets after that news peter just brought us. nicole petallides on floor of the new york stock exchange. little bit of movement. >> yeah a little bit of movement up off the lows. keeping close eye on 10-year bond. 2.84% on the 10-year and that is very key. all to the downside coming off the lows of the day. tracy and ashley, lowest point on the dow was 15,791. we're now 15,825. you have seen some improvement. that being said the financials were trying to give it a go. the financials have been extremely weak lately these last few days. we saw them in the green earlier today. however we're watching them go back and forth. moment ago banking index is lower. now it is higher. that is something, you see us come off the lows after the beige book report. there is look at financials, jpmorgan, bank of america, goldman sachs are squeezing into the green. they have moves of .1 of 1%. morgan stanley and wells fargo are not participated tha
lanza murdered 20 children, six educators and his mother before killing himself. >>> up next, is the obama care website a hacker's paradise? >>> but first, here's what some of our fox affiliates across the country are covering tonight. kttv in los angeles with the latest on the car crash that killed actor paul walker. autopsy results say he was killed by the combined effects of the impact and subsequent fire. investigators are still trying to determine what caused that car to careen out of control. wsvn in miami with nearly four dozen pilot whales stranded in shallow water in a remote area of florida's everglades national park. ten have already died. workers are trying to coax the remaining whales back into deeper water. >>> and this is a live look at eden prairie, minnesota, from fox 9. the big story there tonight is the storm that has spread about two feet of snow in northeastern minnesota. heavy snow and ice have contributed to hundreds of traffic accidents around that state and were cited in at least four fatal crashes since monday. that's tonight's live look outside the
more pre-k education, employment, raising minimum wage, all things i think people want but where does the money come from, how do they build a coalition. andrea, in congress in the last couple years, coalitions for anything are extremely hard to build. >> the other thing that really caught my attention today was john boehner addressing mike allen's report in "politico" about how republicans are trying to teach their respective members and senate candidates how to appeal to women voters. don't talk about, quote, legitimate rape. this is boehner talking about the coaching practices. >> trying to get them to be a little more sensitive. you know, you look around the congress, there are a lot more females in the democratic caucus than republican caucus. some of our members just aren't as sensitive as they ought to be. >> do you think they are making progress on that front? >> i do. >> they only have 8% of republican caucus. by 3-1 democrats have more women than republicans in congress. just the optics aren't great and some of their senate candidates have been disastrous. >> obviously we kn
the u.s. supreme court declared that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal, the year before we said, separate but equal was dead, south africa codified it, explicitly, for their nation. the apartness, the apartheid system of separate schools, separate hospitals, separate beaches, separate buses, separate park benches, separate everything, everything assigned to specific races, and the lion's share of everything, and of course, the best of everything, reserved only for the white minority. black people had no right to vote. people classified as "colored," for a while, they had a right to vote specifically for white people to represent them, but eventually that was stripped too. only the white minority had the vote in the end. only the white minority was represented in government and only the white minority had any say whatsoever of the affairs in the nation. 80% of the country lived entirely segregated and without representation under white rule. 80% of the country. and by 1960, the resistance to apartheid, the demonstrations against it, had started to zero in on those
, health care and education to all citizens. what has been happening the last five years? exactly what this 3457b claims to want. >> i just read a great book by a guy named john mackey who founded whole foods called conscious capitalism. he says the same thing as the pope. he says we all have to eat to live. but that doesn't mean we live just to eat. we all think we have a higher purpose and that in business, business can't exist without profit but does that mean that business only exists to profit? why do we all work? we work to take care of those we love and provide a little security and to make the best we can out of ourselves. that's what the pope is saying. this is not an anticapitalist creed. the pope reinforced the principle of catholic, the idea that you push -- >> but with that term, social justice raises red flags. >> the term "social justice" has been used to justify big, dumb, top-down government that has ruined a lot of people, a welfare system -- one of the causes of inequality, it's not the unbridled capitalism it's the end of the american family that started in the earl
college classrooms and secondary education will sanitize a little bit of nelson mandela's story, not tell the full picture. >> i hope not. i hope the college professors and administrators will insist we tell the whole story. we don't have to idolize nelson mandela. we can present him as the ful - fully-fleshed human being with all his noble qualities and his flaws. i think the interesting thing that he illustrates is moral leaders often go to places that are unlikely, and unexpected. they develop relationships. they initiate conversations. that upset the equilibrium in order to produce justice, in order to catalyze change. i think that's what today's millennials can college students around the country are interested in. authentic leaders who keep it real. >> talk about upsetting people. julian, back to you, talking about during the bush administration in 2003 when nelson mandela made the statement in regard to the iraq war. as he said, president bush has romanticized justifications as far as why the u.s. was involved. he said, all he, being president bush, all he wants is iraq oil. so ho
for a long time. >> the fact that you and other young people received the education, maybe they had it in school and know about safe sex, they're still getting infected. how do you overcome that and stop it? >> well, that is the challenge, because they think nothing can happen to them. at the end of our day in our community we have to start accepting those who are gay in our family. it is like my son, e. j. came out. it is important that cookie and i support our son, we're going to support him 100%. but we're in the minorities in this. in the black community, young gay men or young ladies who are lesbian, they're afraid to tell their parents. >> you mentioned your son. and you have been incredibly supportive of your son when it was publicly known he was gay, you just made a really moving statement of support with you and your wife. in terms of parents having the conversation about hiv/aids with their i hkids, is that a conversation that you and your wife had your sons early on? >> yes, that is what happened, i had to tell them early on how i got hiv. if they're going to have sex lat
advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. >>> we're back with jj ramberg, josh barrow and robert reich. j.j., whether the drones materialize or not, i think it's kind of a pr stunt, frankly, but the future of retail is stuff coming to you rather than you going to stuff. >> exactly. you went into the break asking what does it look like, right when we don't have any stores anymore? and i can tell you what it looks like, because we've spent the last year on my show going around main street usa and asking small businesses how they're doing. and town after town, what we saw was there were these agricultural, industrial towns, factories moved away, main street kind of disappeared. then it built up, big box stores came in, took all the business and then main street went down again. crime, you know, boarded-up store fronts. and now, the main streets that are doing well are working together to try and market themselves as a whole. come to main street because we are helping our community. it's almost like a tourist destination. >> that's interesting. and one of the things you've
, and what else can i do. you've got to look at whether it's a different type of education, a different type of training, whether it's using your skill set in a totally different way, but you've got to be accountable to yourself that you may not be as good in the field you were in as you thought you were, and you've got to try something else. melissa: let's people a couple good things to do to get started. you say connect with 15 new contacts on linkedin. does that really work? >> it really does. the key is the problem isn't people sending out linkedin invitations and having people accept them, the real issue is people get lazy, and they don't think, and they stop. once you get those connections made, you need to follow up with those people in a professional way, a phone call or an e-mail, and set up a coffee or a meeting with them just to talk and expand your network face to face. it's very easy for somebody to click the accept button and then discount you from their memory. melissa: few contacts with a total straipger, you know -- stranger, you know, linkedin -- >> well, it's not necessari
.com to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. >>> i'm milissa rehberger. federal investigators say a new york city train derailed on sunday. it was going 82 miles an hour on an 35 mile-an-hour curve. >>> president obama observed world aids day today at the white house. he announced $100 million would go toward a new research initiative to combat hiv. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan as part of a week-long asia trip. he'll also travel to china for talks over disputed air space. back to "hardball." >>> i've got to tell you, if it was not already invented, i would say this congress invented the word "do nothing congress." >> but considering what republicans in congress want to do, it is a great blessing that congress has done next to nothing. >> we all know that president harry truman dubbed the 80th congress as the do nothing congress. yet the doing in congress in 1948 has nothing on this one. >> unfortunately, republicans talk work for everyone else, but when it comes to doing the work here in congress, well, they don't quite measure up t
for one-to-one support and education. >>> welcome back to "the lead." our world lead. paging dennis rodman. the world needs you to check in with your friend kim jong-un and find out what's going on in north korea. rumors are swirling courtesy of south korean lawmakers that kim jong-un's uncle has been hurt. two of his aides have been executed. the uncle is a well known top adviser to the leader and vice chairman of north korea's top military body. we should be clear cnn has not independently verified any of this and the state department says it has no information to share. and we're serious about rodman's diplomacy. he's going back to north korea in a couple weeks for a documentary. when it comes to kim jong-un, what should we make of his ousting his uncle if it's true? is it sign of an internal political power struggle of kim jong-un separating from his father? i want to bring in christopher hill, former ambassador, he was the lead u.s. delegate during the six-party talks with north korea from 2005 to 2009. mr. ambassador, thanks so much. as we said, cnn has not verified this. how trustwo
and create situations in which we push not just the children, but the educators who surround them. too many of us are too comfortable with mediocrity. as a result, as michele said, the rest of the world is moving forward. we haven't dropped. we're just losing in a race because we're not moving forward. >> look, i could talk about this all day. i think it's a fascinating discussion. going be a real talker around the country. steve perry, michelle rhee, thank you so much. maybe we'll do this again and have more, expand on this. it's important stuff. >> talk about the future of the countries. yeah. >> thanks so much to both of you. >>> now, for some other news making headlines right now, let's take a look. hong kong is on high alert today worried about a possible outbreak of avian flu. >> you don't want to hear this. a 36-year-old indonesian domestic worker was taken to hospital after contracting the virus in critical condition from what we're told at the moment. the country has escalated the response level plan. and here's why. >> the world health organization says in the past ten years, 651
think we've got to educate our communities and say this is unacceptable and should not be done. >> all right. we'll be watching that one as it unfolds. lee saunders, thank you so much for your time tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> we'll be right back. we're aig. and we're here. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor o
act and no child left behind education law, welfare reform law, drug laws, healthcare law. we have seen a pattern. president obama sir couple events congress when he doesn't get his way. >> the administration's decision to defer action against particular individuals is neither unusual nor unconstitutional. >> this method of law-making has more in common with monarchy than with democracy or a constitutional republic. >> this hearing is an egregious waste of the committee's time. >> one thing. -- >> nicholas rosenkrantz joins us. nice to see you sir. >> good to be with you. >> is president obama overstepping his constitutional powers. >> i think i is article 2 of the constitution says the president shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed and what this president has done on a number of cases looks a lot more like rewriting the law than executing it. >> is he doing any more than any of his pred predecessors? >> i think that he is president bush occasionally declines to execute statutes because he believed that they were unconstitutional that's quite another matter. the pre
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of a fairly high status clan. he would go on to be a lawyer after an incredibly rare education in a white supremacist nation that was explicitly ordered in every single particularity around the oppression, alienuation and d degradation of the black majority of its people. he co-founded a group dedicated to equal rights and ending apartheid. for this activity, the apartheid government, armed with a vast secret police, branded mandela an enemy of the state. mandela was forced into hiding. in a stunning 1961 broadcast, his first televised interview, the 42-year-old activist in hiding spoke with itn's brian wind widlig. >> i asked him what it was the africans really wanted? >> the africans want the franchise on the basis of one man, one vote. >> do you see africans being able to develop in this country without the europeans being pushed out? >> we have made it very clear in our policy that south africa is a country of many generations. there is room for all those in this country. >> mandela emerged from hiding and would be tried along with eight others for treason, a capital crime. all but on
for a lot of public education programs to be part of this as they try to say to those boomers who are driving, you're not as responsive as you used to be in the past. let's see if we can make it safer for you on the roads. >> all right. now let's -- i could not believe this story when i heard it, we've labeled it the worst layover ever. a man that fell asleep on a flight, he woke up to find himself cold, and alone, in a dark locked plane. first of all, what happened and two, how does this happen? >> well, officially express jet, which is operating the flight for united airlines, says it is investigating what happened. but my favorite part of the story is listening to the man who was locked on the plane explain what happened when he woke up. listen to this. >> i woke up and i was like, looked up at the ceiling and i saw the lights were out. looked down the aisle, and nobody was home. >> i love it. i love it. because we've all been in that position where you're kind of groggy, wake up and look around and go where am i exactly. when we do it there's always somebody sitting next to u
policy. i think this is a lot of politics and believe me, i educate people on both sides of the aisle. i've been saving eagles for over 30 years. it took us over 30 years to bring the eagle back from the brink of extinction, a lot of work by hundreds of conservation groups and thousands of individuals across the country that put their heart and soul. and to do this, to give power companies a 30-year hunting license essentially to kill eagles and other birds is -- i think we're opening a pandora's box that will kill millions of birds over the next 30 years. tens of millions maybe, over the next 30 years and i don't understand why we're making this compromise. >> yeah. we've got a graphic to put up that shows the number of eagle deaths from wind turbines. the state of wyoming has recorded the most deaths. the whole problem is folks say, if you got these great big wind turbines, they kill a lot of birds and invariably, there are eagles there as well. what do you want them to do, al? >> well, i think first off, the 30-year permit thing ought to be nixed right now. we've already got five-year
.com to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for join iing me. >>> investigators are trying to figure out why a train that derailed sunday killing four people was going 82 miles an hour, nearly three times the speed limit it should have been going around a curve. train's engineer is being questioned for a second day as investigators try to pinpoint why that train was going so fast. >>> health officials say there is little chance that passengers on a us airways flight might come down with tuberculosis after a scare in the air. a passenger was removed from the plane on a flight from austin to phoenix. >> the flight attendant approached us. she had a mask in her hands that you cover your nose with. she approached the man. he was about mid cabin, i would say, to my left. a window seat, a very slight -- slightly built man and told him to put the mask on. >> cdc says it's still waiting for test results to confirm if, indeed, that passenger really has tb. this morning, we have new video to show you t
voters rejected a tax hike to fund public education. look at history. populism works on college campuseses but looks a guy like bill bradley or howard dean it doesn't really work. stuart: we are riding a big piece, your newspaper. >> reading the wall street journal editorial page. stuart: the hard left is -- they used the word reckless, stronger stuff than that. >> a set weekend have all these kinds of fiscal fantasies as they put it. and a couple existed -- stuart: she wants to raise social security benefits and tax everybody. >> social security is broken and you can't promise american voters something you can't deliver, it is irresponsible and future generations will pay. they sounded like mitt romney in his op-ed. very refreshing. stuart: you are closer to politics than i am. uh battle between moderate democrats and the hard left, you say who wins? >> it depends how badly -- the minute this thought that can out you saw moveon.org and other groups try to shut down this debate. it is not conversations they want to have. this is a hallmark of the obama era not just demagoguing t
advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> after four days of losses, all three major u.s. stock indices closed up today on news of a better than expected november jobs report. the u.s. added 203,000 jobs in november, that's about 20,000 more than had been expected and the unemployment fell to 7% from 7.3%. that's the lowest level in five years. our senior white house correspondent jim acosta is joining us now. jim, it looks like the job market may, i repeat may finally be hitting some sort of stride. >> that's right, wolf. there's no shortage of new data showing the economy is strengthening but the white house is being careful about taking too much credit for that trend, because too many americans are not feeling it. it's more proof the u.s. economy is heating up. accordin
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